~Three Xanax, One Complete Meltdown, Seven Paper-Cuts & Countless Stickers On My Kitchen Floor, My Therapy Assignment Is Complete!! NEVER AGAIN Will I Want To Make A Collage Or Hear The Statement “I Am…”~
~Several years ago, I became good friends with a girl named Katrina. She lived in Buffalo, New York and we talked daily both by phone, MySpace, and Yahoo messenger for several hours. We had many interesting conversations and as well as shared and/or vented about our personal lives. As part of her therapy, she had an assignment one week and asked me if she could “use” me as part of her project…This is what the end result was. I have a really hard time believing what she wrote, but thought I would share it anyway!~
♾~Things I admire about you~♾
1. You won’t put up with whining and you won’t give in no matter how much someone pouts.
2. Your confidence makes it easy to trust you.
3. You put others first (even when you should probably put yourself first – for instance, your health).
4. You don’t see a whole lot of movies or current television shows or commercials. Haha I didn’t think I did either until I started saying, “Hey, you know this…?” And now I feel like a couch potato!
5. You’re always optimistic, even when the world seems to be crashing down.
6. You’ll say what’s on your mind instead of always trying to tell people what they want to hear.
7. You’ll be there for a friend unconditionally, but if that friend betrays your trust, you won’t forgive so easily.
8. You don’t like having your picture taken. Hence why we can never video-chat.
9. You have really strong faith in your friends achieving their dreams.
10. You don’t give up on your friends, even at the point when others probably would.
11. You keep a lot of your personal life private and only share what you want to as you get to know someone. There are even things that I don’t completely understand about your past and maybe it’s because I haven’t asked, but maybe it’s because you’re not ready to share it yet.
12. You see everyone as equals – sex, race, religion, background – and get to know them by their individual personality more than “society’s” typical labels.
13. You call dinner “supper.” Which I think is nostalgic because when I was little, my grandparents used to call it that and we call it dinner in my house. So I always noticed that and thought it was cool. (That counts, right? Hahaha.)
14. You take life as it is and don’t expect things to be perfect and wonderful all the time – drama is natural, pain is natural, and the tough times only make you and others stronger.
15. You don’t sugarcoat things… Even for your daughter. You tell it like it is and don’t dumb things down for anyone.
16. You don’t mind not being perfect at everything or anything – in fact, imperfection is more interesting – and you admit you’re human and everyone else is, too. (I think that’s why it’s easy to be your friend because you don’t expect insane things out of everyone.)
17. You’re very deliberate and I believe you know the reaction you’re going to get out of a person before you say/do whatever you’re going to say/do.
18. Following that one, I think you can read people incredibly well. I don’t know if it’s just me or not, but there are things I’ve never verbalized that you know about me and it’s freaky.
19. You don’t let people get away with hurting themselves or putting themselves down. Even if it’s somehow the truth, you put a positive spin on even the most tragic of character flaws.
20. You also don’t let people get away with pulling BS or acting immature. I know that if I start to say something, I better damn be intending on finishing it because you’re going to force it out of me or hang up on me for the night if I don’t. No immature baby stuff around you. And I believe it really makes me – and anyone else you will do it to – a better person for being forced to do something that might be out of a specific comfort level. (AKA Please be a bitch because it makes me like you and respect you more! Haha go figure!)
21. You have an incredible openness about you in which you not only tell people what you’re feeling/thinking about a situation or a person, but you allow others to be open with you, even when it’s something touchy. Even when I’m afraid of coming off rude or mean or something, I know that you won’t take it that way and you’ll understand what I’m saying somehow.
22. You’re a terrific actress, which infuriates me and scares me a lot of time, mostly because you use it to shelter others from worrying about you. Which makes me worry about you more a lot of times because I wonder what’s actually going on with you when you’re telling me you’re fine.
23. I used to think you took notes on things in life because you were really good at remembering stuff I had forgotten. Like when we started talking, for instance. You don’t have notes, right? Haha!
24. You’re spiritual, but I wouldn’t call you religious. I think that deep down, faith is faith and it doesn’t matter what you believe in… What’s important is that you believe in something. And I think that you are very faithful about life in general.
25. You think everything happens for a reason and even if it’s a seemingly negative outcome, it’s going to have a positive message in the long-term scheme of things.
~A bit of background… My sister is 10 years younger than me and has always been very independent, so her asking for any kind of help is a rare, but memorable experience. This was an email exchange between us that still cracks me up!~
The lengths that women will go to get rid of hair simply astounds me.
Since the weather will presumably get nicer in Boston and since I have
difficulties with my underarm hair, I figured I’d go the waxing route. I
went to my local CVS (a Walgreens of sorts that are on every other block
in Boston) and found what I thought to be the best at-home waxing kit on
the shelf. It seemed simple enough but oh no. It was not. To make a
long, awful story short, the wax ended up all over my body while trying to
apply it to my left armpit. When actually applied and then yanked off,
only a little strip of wax and hair came off. The rest stayed on!! I
couldn’t believe it. It started to kind of dry and I had to keep my arm
up so that my armpit wouldn’t glue itself together. I ran to the bathroom
and tried to furiously scrub it off with my loofah and soap. It worked
somewhat but now there’s some remnants of wax on my favorite loofah.
Damn… Oh, and I spilled half the bottle of wax on my bedroom floor as I
was scrambling around trying to get more paper strip thingys in an attempt
to get the hair and/or wax off. So there was a big pile of purple goo on
my floor that I swore would never come off. Luckily, I have hardwood
floors. So after endless scrubbing and not really getting anywhere, even
after trying to shave off the hair and wax, which was actually kind of
painful, I found the little bottle of oil for after-wax treatment.
Amazingly, that stuff took most of the wax right off, as well as the crud
on my floor. And the oils actually seem to have been good for my hardwood
floor because that section looks really shiny and nice now. (NOT that I’m
saying it was worth all this to buffer my floor.) Anyway, my armpit still
feels slightly sticky-ish and I was wondering if you might now what it
best for after-wax treatments. I don’t want to put lotion or moisturizer
on it because I think that would probably sting. Tomorrow, I’m going to
try to shave the rest of the hair and that will probably be the best for
eliminating the lingering sticky situation. Oy. And all just because I
want to wear sleeveless tops. Life should not be this messy.
Ok LiL SiS~
You really need to put warning labels on email like this… pop coming
through my nose onto my computer screen isn’t attractive at all. You
think your pits burn, imagine my nose hairs. OK.. now onto the serious
stuff my sticky pitted sibling… use mayo…not miracle whip… oh no
miracle whip is NOT a miracle for wax mishaps. Straight ole mayonnaise.
Vegetable Oil will work too. Put it on a paper towel… A LOT of it,
not just a Weight Watchers helping, smear it up really good, it will
take all the excess wax off, take the stickiness away and moisten the
skin from the trauma of yanking the 2 pit hairs that came off. Repeat
the mayo, oil if necessary get the sticky feeling gone, but more than
likely this will take it off right away. Then of course shower to get
the smell off you, but don’t use a loofah or anything to rub the pit
area, put a little soap(non perfumed would be best, unless you like to
scream in pain from the stinging) then pat dry…. what made it sticky
was trying to scrub it off, always pat, and maybe this warning should have come at
an earlier date, but never wax alone, you cant pull your skin taunt
enough for it to pull the hair off. Also, how much did the home stuff
cost? You can go to any body waxing place and get it done for 10 bucks.
I even looked at some of it online in Boston and the most expensive one
was only $15.00 and that was for pits and eyebrows. And you may want to
invest in a new loofah, the wax will never come off of it and can trap
bacteria from the wax big time. Unless you are emotionally attached to
it, I would put it to rest in the trash can (right next to the rest of
the wax I am sure) You will have to let me know how that turned out.
But seriously, I have had my crotch waxed and mayo works wonders.
Your Older & More Experienced Sister
Oh Wise Sibling,
Hey, thanks for the tips. Sadly, I don’t own mayo. After Dad’s food
poisoning bout with it, I’ve used “Nayonaise” which don’t have egg product
and is made with soy instead. And no, it doesn’t have vegetable oil
either. But I think my roomies may have some in the fridge. I’ll
probably throw the loofah away within this week. It’s just so cool
though. It has a duck or something on top of it that is great to hold on
The wax jazz was $8, which seemed like a good deal at the time because I
could have theoretically used it like 20 times. But yes, I know I can get
it professionally done. I think I’ll try that actually. I was just
idealistic and wanted to take charge for myself. Hey, we were all young
and naive once! About waxing down there, how does that work? Is it like
going into a gynecologists office or something? What’s the level of
privacy on that kind of operation??
As for your nose hairs, I’ve got nothin’. Time is the only answer to heal
that pain. I just hope it wasn’t Dr Pepper – that stuff stings.
Thanks again for your elder sibling wisdom. Maybe someday I can supply my
nieces with such tidbits, but it’s very doubtful. I’ll probably still be
~One of the hardest obstacles I’ve had to deal with in my life is being adopted. The feelings of abandonment, being unwanted, not being good enough to keep and the list goes on and on. After meeting my biological mom in 2003, I came across this poem and it helped me understand my feelings a little better~
💔Two Types Of Love💖
Once there were two women who never knew each other, One you do not remember, the other you call Mother. Two different lives shaped to make your one. One became your guiding star, the other became your sun. The first one gave you life, the second taught you to live it. The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it. One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name. One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you aim. One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears. One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears. One sought you a home that she could not provide, The other prayed for a child and her hope was not denied. And now you ask me through your tears The age-old question through the years, Heredity or environment… Which are you the product of? Neither my darling–neither;
♦Now that is a loaded question! I’m a very complex & complicated woman (but aren’t all women?) My mind is frightening territory, so it is best not to even attempt to understand it.
♦I usually can be found following the beat of a different drummer — Definitely NOT a herd creature!
♦I have lived a crazy life that has made me smarter, capable, and more often than not, a bit overbearing. LOL However….I am also extremely sensitive, fun, and passionate. So, once you get past my hard crabby shell, you learn to love me. I will be one of the most loyal friends you will ever have, as long as you don’t backstab, lie to me, try to pull one over on me… etc.
♦I am down to earth most of the time. I am laid back socially, not very heavy into the bar scenes or large parties, but I can be very passionate with the right people.
♦I am friendly to those who are courteous, respectful of others’ feelings and limitations.
♦Then there is the other side of which is a pretentious bitch hell-bent on the destruction of social order through deliberate and continued application of at least five of the seven deadly sins every day. (I was shooting for all seven, but had to scale back recently as there are only so many hours in a day and there are a few of those sins that are best not rushed.)
♦I enjoy a good bottle of wine (and sometimes a bad one) and someone who can discuss religion and oral sex equally well. I can have a caustic sense of humor and a deep fondness for insulting the ignorant and the stupid. In the rare instance that I can’t outsmart you, I will not hesitate to diss yo’ mama (or your dog, or your sister… you get the idea). I have a penchant for whiners, liars, cheaters, drama-mongers, circus-caliber freaks and people who don’t brush their teeth… but we ALL have standards.
♦ I have a wonderful daughter who means the world to me. While she maybe an only child, at times, it does feel like I have ten kids. You should be warned though, if you hurt “MY Spawn” I will make Hannibal Lector look like Glenda the good witch. Plus I know a guy who owns a feed grinder and has some very hungry sows…Are we clear?
♦I enjoy working on the computer with graphics, writing blogs, spending time with my family and sleeping.
♦I am better at answering questions than asking them, better at giving than receiving, I avoid conflict whenever possible, but I am not afraid to stand up for what I believe in. I have values and morals, although at times, it is hard to see them.
♦You will never find me on the cover of Victoria Secret, but you wont find me on the cover of Tent & Awning either. I am always somewhere in the middle with everything in life.
♦I prefer backstage rather than the spotlight. I am someone who can be ‘playful’ when desired, ‘serious’ when necessary, and ‘sensitive’ enough to know which is appropriate when.
♦So, you managed to read this far and I haven’t scared ya away or you haven’t decided that I am an arrogant, psycho bitch…But you might be scared to write. My answer to you is… DON’T BE! Got a question for me? Go ahead and ask it!!